Multi-art form event will preserve town’s local heritage

Honourable Rick Colless MLC, Age of Fishes manager Anne Clarke, councillor Cheryl Newsom and CORRIDOR Project project manager Phoebe Cowdery.
Honourable Rick Colless MLC, Age of Fishes manager Anne Clarke, councillor Cheryl Newsom and CORRIDOR Project project manager Phoebe Cowdery.

BIG Little Histories of Canowindra partnered by the CORRIDOR project and Arts Out West in the Orange Electorate will receive a $60,560 NSW Government heritage grant to go towards a multi-art form event, Parliamentary Secretary for Western NSW, Rick Colless announced on Monday.

Mr Colless said this grants program provided support to heritage items. 

“This funding doesn’t only mean we can invest in protecting and preserving our local heritage but it means we’re giving more people the opportunity to appreciate their local history,” Mr Colless said.

Four histories will be linked through wayfaring, multi-media projections, installation, soundscape, dance, music, and indigenous language.

Histories include Devionian fish, Aboriginal, Agricultural, and Bushranger history. 

The event will be staged as a non- linear installation and performance between Canowindra Silos, Canowindra Historical Museum, Age of Fishes Museum, Swinging Bridge and Royal Hotel.  

“This event will bring new audiences and creative excellence to the Central West,” Dylan Gower Director of the CORRIDOR project said.

Collaborators include Craig Walsh, Alison Plevey, Aleshia Lonsdale, Genevieve Blanchett, Craig Lawler, Nerida Cuddy, Phoebe Cowdery, Maryann Wright and Dylan Gower.